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Newswise: Hereditary Disease Foundation Announces 2021 Prizes Recognizing Leadership in Huntington’s Disease Research
Released: 27-Oct-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Hereditary Disease Foundation Announces 2021 Prizes Recognizing Leadership in Huntington’s Disease Research
Hereditary Disease Foundation

The Hereditary Disease Foundation today announced the recipients of its 2021 Awards: Elena Cattaneo, Director of the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Pharmacology of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Milan, will receive the Hereditary Disease Foundation Leslie Gehry Brenner Prize for Innovation in Science. Sarah Hernandez, postdoctoral fellow and project scientist in the Thompson Lab at University of California, Irvine, will receive the Nancy S. Wexler Young Investigator Prize.

Released: 20-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Awards 2021 Outstanding Achievement Prizes to Nine Leading Psychiatric Researchers
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation announced that it is awarding its 2021 Outstanding Achievement Prizes in Mental Health to nine scientists for their extraordinary work in advancing psychiatric research.

Released: 6-Oct-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Awards Over $10.3 Million In Young Investigator Grants to 150 Mental Health Scientists
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation announced its annual Young Investigator Grants, valued at more than $10.3 million, awarded to 150 of the world’s most promising young scientists.

Newswise: 2021 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health Awarded to Three Women Striving to Improve Treatment, Expand Access and Empower People with Psychiatric Illness
Released: 28-Sep-2021 8:55 AM EDT
2021 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health Awarded to Three Women Striving to Improve Treatment, Expand Access and Empower People with Psychiatric Illness
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced that three extraordinary women who are advocates for mental health and live with mental illness are the winners of the 2021 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health. Three Pardes Honorary Prize Recipients were also announced and acknowledged for their groundbreaking work in mental health.

Newswise: Six Outstanding Mental Health Researchers Honored by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Released: 4-Aug-2021 1:05 PM EDT
Six Outstanding Mental Health Researchers Honored by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) has announced the winners of its 2021 Klerman and Freedman Prizes, which recognize exceptional clinical and basic research in mental illness. The prizes are awarded annually to honor the work of outstanding scientists who have been supported by the Foundation’s Young Investigator Grants Program.

Released: 20-Jul-2021 11:00 AM EDT
Focusing on Solutions to the Opioid Crisis, Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) Announces Family- and Community-Based Initiatives to Prevent Substance Use Disorder and Overdose
Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)

Recognizing the urgent need for comprehensive approaches to opioid use disorder that address the needs of the entire family, the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) is today issuing a new Request for Proposals for projects that will engage and empower vulnerable families and communities to prevent opioid use disorder and overdose.

Released: 7-Jul-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) to Release Results from National Survey of Peer Recovery Coaches at Webinar on Understanding and Bolstering the Recovery Workforce
Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) will host a webinar on Understanding and Bolstering the Recovery Workforce and release results from the qualitative portion of its first-ever national surgery of peer recovery coaches. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, from 3pm to 4:30pm EST.

Newswise: Initiative to Get COVID-19 Vaccines to People with Substance Use Disorder Launched by Addiction Policy Forum (APF) and Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)
Released: 23-Mar-2021 3:10 PM EDT
Initiative to Get COVID-19 Vaccines to People with Substance Use Disorder Launched by Addiction Policy Forum (APF) and Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)
Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts and Addiction Policy Forum

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) and the Addiction Policy Forum (APF) are launching a program to assist people with substance use disorder obtain COVID-19 vaccinations.

Newswise: What’s It All About? Alfy and Aggregates: A Free Webinar from the Hereditary Disease Foundation
Released: 17-Mar-2021 3:50 PM EDT
What’s It All About? Alfy and Aggregates: A Free Webinar from the Hereditary Disease Foundation
Manners Dotson Group

The Hereditary Disease Foundation is hosting a free webinar “What’s It All About? Alfy and Aggregates” on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, from 12pm to 1pm ET. Dr. Ai Yamamoto, associate professor in the departments of Neurology and of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and recipient of the 2020 Leslie Gehry Brenner Prize for Innovation in Science, will be the keynote speaker.

16-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EDT
Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) Announces Grants Totaling $1.3 Million to Assess Impact of COVID-19 on Opioid Use Disorder Treatment and Equity
Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)

The coronavirus pandemic has led to several temporary regulatory relaxations and policy innovations in treatment for opioid use disorder aimed at making it easier for those seeking care to access treatment without risking in-person interactions. The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) today announced it is providing grants totaling $1.3 million to six organizations to assess the impact of these temporary measures and inform future policies to improve access and promote equity for the treatment of opioid use disorder.

Released: 12-Mar-2021 1:25 PM EST
Why People Who Are Blind Need COVID-19 Vaccinations Now
Lighthouse Guild

States across the country should include blindness on the list of underlying conditions that makes a person eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine now.

Released: 19-Jan-2021 8:55 AM EST
Training the Brain Is Topic of Latest Episode of Lighthouse Guild Podcast “On Tech & Vision with Dr. Cal Roberts” Exploring Big Ideas in Technology for People with Visual Impairment
Lighthouse Guild

The latest episode of “On Tech and Vision with Dr. Cal Roberts” centers on the place where big ideas are born – the human brain. The host, Calvin W. Roberts, MD, President and CEO of Lighthouse Guild, explores theories of brain plasticity, sensory substitution, and sensory augmentation with his guests Dr. Patricia Grant, Director of Clinical Research at Wicab Inc., and Dr. John-Ross Rizzo, Director of Innovation and Technology and Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Department of Neurology, NYU Langone Medical Center.

Released: 12-Jan-2021 11:00 AM EST
Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) Establishes Scientific Advisory Council to Advance Initiatives Addressing the Nationwide Opioid Crisis
Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) today announced the establishment of its Scientific Advisory Council to provide program-related guidance to assist the Foundation in addressing the nation’s opioid crisis.

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Released: 12-Jan-2021 10:15 AM EST
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Receives $8 Million Bequest from Philanthropist and Mental Health Advocate Stephen Lieber
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced that is has received a bequest of $8 million from the noted philanthropist and mental health advocate Stephen Lieber. The Foundation is the world’s largest private funder of mental health research grants, and this gift will be used to expand its support for research that is transforming the lives of people living with mental illness.

Newswise: Integrating Virtual Reality into Psychotherapy for Anxious Youth - A Free Webinar from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Released: 24-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Integrating Virtual Reality into Psychotherapy for Anxious Youth - A Free Webinar from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is hosting a free interactive webinar on Integrating Virtual Reality into Psychotherapy for Anxious Youth.

Released: 22-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Awards Over $13.8 Million in Young Investigator Grants to 200 Mental Health Scientists
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced the awarding of its Young Investigator Grants valued at more than $13.8 million to 200 of the world’s most promising young scientists.

Released: 7-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to Hold 2019 International Mental Health Research Symposium on Friday, Nov. 1, in NYC
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation will hold its 2019 International Mental Health Research Symposium on Friday, November 1, from 9am to 4:30pm, at the Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67 Street (b/w Broadway & Amsterdam) in New York City.

Newswise: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Announces Dr. William T. Carpenter, Jr. as the Recipient of the 2019 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health
Released: 26-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Announces Dr. William T. Carpenter, Jr. as the Recipient of the 2019 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced that William T. Carpenter, Jr., M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, Department of Psychiatry, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is the recipient of the 2019 Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health.

Released: 12-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Names Six New Members to Scientific Council
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has named six new members to its Scientific Council, now comprised of 184 leading scientists from across disciplines in brain and behavior research. Members of the Foundation’s voluntary Scientific Council review grant applications and award grants to support scientists conducting innovative, cutting-edge research focused on improving care for those living with mental illness, as well as seeking preventive and diagnostic tools for the future.

4-Apr-2019 11:00 AM EDT
Vision Loss Has Significant Impact on Use of Hospital Resources and Costs for Older Patients According to Study in JAMA Ophthalmology
Lighthouse Guild

A national study has found that older patients with vision loss who are hospitalized for common disorders are often not identified as requiring special attention, which can affect outcomes, resource use and costs. The study is published in the April 4, issue of JAMA Ophthalmology, authored by Alan R. Morse, JD, PhD, President and CEO of Lighthouse Guild.

Newswise: Tiffany Schmidt, PhD, Receives 2019 Pisart Award for Outstanding Achievements in Vision Science Research
Released: 12-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Tiffany Schmidt, PhD, Receives 2019 Pisart Award for Outstanding Achievements in Vision Science Research
Lighthouse Guild

Lighthouse Guild has announced that Tiffany Schmidt, PhD, is the recipient of the 2019 Pisart Award for her significant contributions to the field of vision science.

Newswise: 2019 Bressler Prize Awarded to Vladimir Kefalov, PhD, for Outstanding Accomplishments in Vision Science Research
Released: 7-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EST
2019 Bressler Prize Awarded to Vladimir Kefalov, PhD, for Outstanding Accomplishments in Vision Science Research
Lighthouse Guild

Lighthouse Guild announced that Dr. Vladimir Kefalov has been awarded the 2019 Bressler Prize for his outstanding advances in vision science research. Dr. Kefalov is one of the leading retinal scientists in the world.

Released: 31-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
Top 12 Advances in Psychiatric Research in 2018 from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

A list of Leading Research Achievements by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Grantees in 2018.

Newswise: Free Webinar on Early Detection and Prevention of Psychotic Disorders Offered by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Released: 22-Jan-2019 11:30 AM EST
Free Webinar on Early Detection and Prevention of Psychotic Disorders Offered by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is hosting a free interactive webinar on “Early Detection and Prevention of Psychotic Disorders: Ready for Prime Time” on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, from 2pm to 3pm EST.

Released: 16-Jan-2019 9:00 AM EST
Good News About Glaucoma from Lighthouse Guild
Lighthouse Guild

There are new medications and procedures to treat glaucoma. Getting regular eye exams is the first step in protecting your eyes from glaucoma and other eye disorders that can lead to vision loss.

Released: 13-Sep-2017 2:30 PM EDT
Philanthropist Celebrated for Bringing Mental Illness Out of the Shadows
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Constance E. Lieber Receives 2017 Honorary Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health.

Released: 19-Apr-2017 1:55 PM EDT
Nurse Practitioners Will Go To Albany To Urge Passage of Important Patient-Centered Legislation
Nurse Practitioner Association New York State

Nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students from across New York State will travel to Albany on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, to call for passage of important legislation.


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